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Opinion

Congenital syphilis, although 100% preventable, is a health crisis

A billboard at the corner of Santa Monica Boulevard and Highland Avenue in Hollywood. (Photo: lofti photography, via Shutterstock)

OPINION: The U.S. is currently facing a public health crisis — one that is on the rise at an alarming rate, has devastating consequences, and is 100% preventable. And that’s congenital syphilis (CS). Mothers with syphilis can transmit it to their babies during pregnancy or at birth. Approximately 40% of babies born to patients with untreated syphilis are stillborn or die from the infection as a newborn.

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